Esteve Riambau Möller
Director Filmoteca de Catalunya
|Sergei M. Eisenstein
|North by Northwest
|À bout de souffle
|Luis García Berlanga
|2001: A Space Odyssey
|ULTIMO TANGO A PARIGI
|Fanny and Alexander
Another film language is possible, the revolution is not only its subject.
A tramp, a blind girl. She believes he is a millionaire. The key of the plot is in the image of a door slamming on a silent film.
Cinema as the summit of the integration of radio and theatre languages. There is a before and an after of this film.
Epic, lyric, defeat and landscapes.
North by Northwest
I prefer the fake Mr. Kaplan rather than the real Norman Bates or Scottie Ferguson. Mount Rushmore rather than a motel or San Francisco.
À bout de souffle
Godard needed to love the classics before breaking the rules. À bout de souffle brings the modernity of cinema to the same level as other arts.
When Franco saw this anti-capital punishment film, he said: "Berlanga is worse than a communist. He is a bad Spaniard."
2001: A Space Odyssey
When philosophy and metaphysics travelled beyond the stars, science fiction was no more a B genre.
ULTIMO TANGO A PARIGI
An American Oedipus in the French city of cinema, dancin the death to the mood of an Argentinian rhythm in an orange canvas.
Fanny and Alexander
Maybe it's not the best Bergman, but it encompasses all his other films and even his own life.
As an archivist, we preserve all films. As a film historian, I have general remarks, but also personal preferences. This selection includes everything, or almost.